"Oh, really?" you say? Yeah, really. The false messiah, the liberal, the black man.. he won. And despite the generic "he has no mandate" bullshiz coming from conservative propaganda mills, Barack Obama won by a significant margin. (Unless ~6% is no longer a wide margin in a "50/50 split nation"). Perhaps instead of alienating our allies, unilaterally deciding the fate of other nations, and being essentially, belligerent assholes we will take things into consideration around the world. The acknowledgement of people in countries other than the USA by our leadership has been rare for quite a while it would seem, and this:
"And to all those watching tonight from beyond our shores, from
parliaments and palaces, to those who are huddled around radios
in the forgotten corners of the world, our stories are
singular, but our destiny is shared, and a new dawn of American
leadership is at hand."
is precisely what the world is waiting to hear (or so it would seem from analysis of worldwide reaction). Why do we care what the world thinks? Well, as it turns out, and as is as of late painfully clear; information, and technology have made the world a very small place. We have to deal with other countries.. listen, talk, debate, etc. We can't be so damned self centered if we wish to actually remain a super power. We have to set an example, and a complete idiot in the white house for 8 years has not helped our cause. We'll see if he can live up to his rhetoric in the weeks, months and years to come. I really have no doubt in my mind that my country has made a good decision. Lots of work is ahead of course, we have to now bail ourselves out of the mess that we've gotten ourselves into in the past decade. It will take time of course, and when it doesn't happen immediately (which it won't), conservatives (That's not a completely accurate term, and maybe needs to be explored in the future) will of course say "Look, he couldn't fix it", and ride that out for the rest of the term.
I have a lot more to say, but I am terribly tired. To summarize: Obviously, people are sick of getting screwed in the ass. Absolute free market is bullshit, and only favors the wealthy. Young people voted overwhelmingly for a black man for president, and the United States of America has once again set the bar high. Let's hope we can ride the wave for years to come.
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